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May 3, 2012

Boise Cascade Holdings has announced sales of $587 million for its first fiscal quarter of 2012, a 21% increase over the same quarter a year ago. The wood products company reported first-quarter net income of $1.66 million, compared with a $19.0 million loss during the first quarter of 2011. 

As of March 31, Boise Cascade had total available liquidity of $371.9 million, with $164.4 million in cash and committed bank line availability of $207.5 million.

March 1, 2012

Boise, Idaho-based Boise posted fourth-quarter sales of $600.4 million, up 14.6% from $524.1 million in the same quarter of 2010.

"The past year was our most successful year since our inception four years ago," said Alexander Toeldte, president and CEO of Boise. "Our EBITDA excluding special items was a record $340 million, we generated $121 million in free cash flow, and returned $169 million of capital to our shareholders through share repurchases and dividends."

January 23, 2012

Boise Cascade announced Jan. 17 that it was adding 40 positions to its Western Oregon Region mills in Medford, White City and Willamina, according to an article in the Oregon Mail Tribune.

Company spokesman R.J. Roberts told the newspaper that the Idaho-based wood products supplier has increased market share for its plywood and engineered wood panels, both in domestic and Canadian markets.

January 5, 2012

Boise Cascade’s Building Materials Distribution has moved its Portsmouth, N.H., operation into an expanded distribution facility in Greenland, N.H., the company announced. The new facility, located four miles away, includes 15 acres of yard space, 120,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and 9,000 sq. ft. of office space.

November 16, 2011

Boise Cascade’s Building Materials Distribution division has announced its expansion in Wayne, Mich., outside of Detroit, where it recently moved into larger facilities. The operation now includes an additional 80,000 sq. ft. of enclosed warehouse space, 6,500 sq. ft. of new office space, and 9,000 sq. ft. of covered truck loading area. In addition, the expansion provides an additional four acres of outside storage, as well as railcar unloading facilities. 

November 8, 2011

Boise, Idaho-based Boise Cascade Holdings has posted a $3.7 million net loss for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a net loss of $5.6 million in the year-ago period. Sales for the quarter totaled $627.98 million, up 5.8% from $593.50 million in the third quarter of 2010.

October 5, 2011

Boise Cascade has entered into a three-year retention agreement with its current CEO, Thomas Carlile, according to an Oct. 5 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission  (SEC). The employment agreement extends to Sept. 30, 2014.

The SEC filing also announced the retirement of David Gadda, the company's VP legal, effective Dec. 31, 2011.

September 28, 2011

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August 29, 2011

"Your decision to not include Boise Cascade's Building Materials operations on your list of top wholesale operations is inconsistent and misleading to a wide variety of audiences. Your reasoning for our deletion was apparently based on the fact that Boise Cascade is both a wholesaler of a broad line of building materials and a manufacturer of wood products. Clearly we do not understand this reasoning after having been on the list for decades.

May 31, 2011

Boise, Idaho-based BMC appointed Keith Costello, a 26-year veteran of the construction business and former Orco Construction Supply executive, as its VP sales. 

March 16, 2011

Boise Cascade’s building materials distribution division has leased property to augment operations at its facility in Delanco, N.J. The new facility has 300,000 sq. ft. of inside storage and approximately 20 acres of usable yard space.  Rail service is also included. 

March 9, 2011

Scranton, Pa.-based AZEK Building Products announced its partnership with Boise Cascade branches in Lathrop and Riverside, Calif., which will provide full-service distribution of all AZEK product lines throughout the state. 

February 14, 2011

Boise Cascade’s building materials distribution division has announced that Dale Catt will retire on March 1 after 40 years in the LBM business.

Catt has served in many positions and locations for Boise Cascade and Bohemia Lumber. Since 1991, he has held the position of Boise Cascade’s commodity procurement manager. 

January 28, 2011

Curtner Lumber Co.’s Ozark Natural Paneling, a new line of hardwood planks for walls, ceilings and wainscot, will be distributed by Boise Cascade locations in Memphis and Tulsa throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas, Western Kentucky, Northwest Alabama, Oklahoma and Missouri.  

Made in Newport, Ark., Ozark Natural Paneling comes from the finest, sustainable-growth “heirloom quality” hardwoods.  

January 18, 2011

Boise Cascade has announced the resignation of Bernadette Madarieta as VP and controller, effective Jan. 31.

The board of directors has elected Kelly Hibbs as the company’s new VP and controller. The 44-year-old executive served as director of strategic planning and internal audit since February 2008.  

Prior to that position, Hibbs served for seven years as manager of financial forecasts and projects for Boise Cascade and OfficeMax.

November 23, 2010

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December 1, 2008

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March 27, 2008

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February 19, 2008

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September 19, 2007

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